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The Last 3 Pillar Beats

By on September 21, 2018 in About the Beats, Podcasts, Tools

b14dcf7b-bab0-4bae-93a1-fdfa6fa7f0adstcpodcats_605x480pxNaomi Beaty and Don Roff explain the intricacies of the Catalyst, Break into Two, and Break into Three story beats. Examples from The Exorcist, Die Hard, and The Silence of the Lambs demonstrate how these 3 turning points in the story relate to each other — and how you can use these beats to show your protagonist’s transformation.


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About the Author

About the Author: Naomi Beaty is a screenwriter and script reader who was mentored by Blake Snyder and worked with him on Save the Cat!® Goes to the Movies. She was an editor of Save the Cat!® Goes to the Indies and teaches in both our online and in-person writing workshops. Award-winning author Don Roff has written nearly 20 books, including Snowblind and the upcoming Clare at 16, which is being produced as a film by Dead Rabbit Films. .

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  1. David says:

    Thanks for sharing this Naomi.

  2. allan says:

    Great podcast. Thanks a lot, especially for the Catalyst